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Honorary Fellowship for István Klinghammer

Prof. Dr. István Klinghammer is director of the Eotvos Lorand University Institute of Cartography. In that position he has had a decisive influence on the modernization of cartographic education in Hungary and in the establishment of a cartographic educational network over Europe. He has published in German, Russian, and Hungarian. He has collaborated with ICA’s Commission on Education and Training and was one of the prime contributors to the book Basic Cartography. He contributed to the series of successful joint commission meetings that were held in Hungary 10 years apart–1983 and 1993 (the famous electronic atlases meeting)–and which now culminated in the joint Executive Committee and commission chairs meeting held in Budapest this past spring.

Prof. Klinghammer was one of the main organizers of the International Cartographic Conference held in Budapest in 1989. He has been an influence on the decision of the International Conference on the History of Cartography to meet Budapest in 2 years. Over the years he has encouraged his younger colleagues to participate as much as possible in ICA. In addition to Director of the Institute of Cartography, Prof. Klinghammer is currently rector of Eötvös Lorand University. He is probably the only cartographer worldwide to serve in this function.

For his many contributions to ICA and for his excellent ambassadorship for cartography in his country and beyond, Prof. Klinghammer is awarded an ICA Honorary Fellowship.

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Honorary Fellowship for Ulrich Freitag

Dr. Ulrich Freitag is professor emeritus in the Institute of Geographical Science, Berlin Free University. His research interests include the theory of cartography, cartographic information processing, and the application of cartographic models. He has published more than 30 articles and books just in the last decade. An active member of the German Geographic Society, he served as its chair from 1987-1995. He enjoys great prestige in the field of cartography in Germany and worldwide, as evidenced in such appointments as Advisory Board for Exploratory Essays on the History of Cartography in the Twentieth Century, part of the multivolume History of Cartography project.

Prof. Freitag has been involved in many ICA activities over the years including active participation in the Working Group to Define the Main Theoretical Issues in Cartography, for which he wrote materials on map function. He was closely involved in bringing ICA to Germany (Cologne) in 1993, and his involvement was key to the success of that conference. At least as important as his direct involvement in ICA, he has been a promoter of ICA in the very large German cartographic community, and he has been an active “ambassador” for ICA in South Asia, especially in Thailand.

For his many services to ICA and for his rich contributions to the field of cartography, Professor Ulrich Freitag is awarded an ICA Honorary Fellowship.

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Honorary Fellowship for Andrzej Ciolkosz

Prof. Dr. Andrzej Ciolkosz is an outstanding cartographer whose activities have centered on the application of air photography and satellite images in cartography. He was an organizer and head of the Polish National Remote Sensing Centre in the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, whose mission is the use of remotely sensed data in thematic cartography. He is the author of some two hundred papers, reports, and maps. He is a member of the Polish Association of Cartographers.

Prof. Ciolkosz was a Vice-President of the International Cartographic Association from 1978 to 1984 and was Chair and Deputy Chair of the ICA Commission on Thematic Mapping with the Aid of Satellite Imagery. He contributed to Annotated Bibliography on Application of Satellite Images to Thematic Mapping and to the guidebook Thematic Mapping from Satellite Imagery published on behalf of ICA by the University of Waterloo (Canada) and Elsevier Science. He was Chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the ICA conference that was held in Warsaw in 1982.

Prof. Ciolkosz is still very active in research and teaching in remote sensing and cartography at Warsaw University and Nicholas Copernicus University in Torun.

For his many contributions to ICA and to the application of remotely sensed imagery in cartography, Prof Ciolkosz is awarded an ICA Honorary Fellowship.

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Honorary Fellowship for Judy Olson

Dr. Judy Olson is professor of geography at the Michigan State University at East Lansing. Dr. Olson received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. After graduating from Wisconsin, she has held academic positions at the University of Georgia, Boston University, and more recently Michigan State University.

Dr. Olson’s seminal research has focused on cartographic communication, design and symbolization. Her early projects included the improvement of dot mapping techniques, and a focus on the cognitive aspects of cartography. More recently, Dr. Olson’s research has looked at colour theory and use on maps, including the design of maps for persons who are colour blind. At all of her teaching positions, she has educated some of the very best and brightest graduated students.

Dr. Olson’s professional service to the profession of cartography has been nothing short of exceptional. She has served as Associate Editor and Editor of the journal The American Cartographer, now Cartography and Geographic Information Science, President of the Association of American Geographers, Chair of the AAG’s Cartography Specialty Group, and Chair of the Geography Department at Michigan State University. For many years she served as chair of the US National committee for ICA. She served as Vice President of the International Cartographic Association (1992-1999). She took over this position at short notice after the unfortunate premature death of Barbara Petchenik. As Vice President she had many proactive contributions and involvement in running the EC business and played a leading role in organising commission chair and national delegates meetings. In the commission on theory of cartography she contributed to the redefinition of cartography.

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Honorary Fellowship for Hu Yuju

Prof. Hu Yuju is a professor in cartography in Wuhan University. He is well known in cartography in China and has published over ten books on cartography, especially on map projections. He was a member of the first delegation of the Chinese Society for Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography to the ICA, that is to the 6th ICA General Assembly in Tokyo in 1980 when China joined ICA as a national member. He was ICA Vice President for 2 terms in the period of 1984-1991. Prof. Hu Yuju has actively participated in the organization of the Seminar on Computer-aided Cartography in Wuhan in 1981 and the Seminar on Advanced Cartographic Education and Training in Wuhan in 1986. He was the organizer of the ICA Executive Committee meeting in Wuhan in 1990, including many other ICA activities in the last 20 years.

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Honorary Fellowship for Kei Kanazawa

Mr. Kei Kanazawa has been a full member of the ICA Commission on Education and Training (CET) since 1964. He has participated in the writing and editing of the ICA publication “Basic Cartography” and the accompanying Exercise Manual. He has 20th ICC: Awards & Recognitions lectured at the Seminars of the CET in Wuhan, China in 1986; in Prague, Czech in 1987; in Bangkok, Thailand in 1991 and 1994; and in at least seven additional locations in the 1990s.

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Honorary Fellowship for D. R. Fraser Taylor

Retiring from a four year term as Immediate Past President, Fraser Taylor also served as ICA President for eight years and as Vice President from 1984-87. He was the first President of the International Union for Surveys and Mapping, IUSM. His interest and activities in international cartography led to an increase in ICA membership. He fostered relationships between ICA and the Pan American Institute of Geography and History, PAIGH, that increased interest in the work of ICA in Latin American countries. For his many, significant contributions to ICA, especially as President, Fraser Taylor is awarded the ICA Honorary Fellowship.

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Honorary Fellowship for Jaume Miranda

Jaume Miranda has served the ICA as a Vice President for eight years. His background in computer science, remote sensing and photogrammetry has been helpful to the Executive Committee on many occasions. He is well known as the Director of the highly successful 10th General Assembly and 17th International Conference of the ICA in Barcelona. Jaume Miranda’s interest in cartography and his superb leadership has gained world recognition for Catalonian Cartography. For his contribution to Cartography and his outstanding conference and institutional leadership, Jaume Miranda is awarded the ICA Honorary Fellowship.

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Honorary Fellowship for Tositomo Kanakubo

Tositomo Kanakubo has served the ICA for eight years as a Vice President. He initiated a working group on Theoretical Fields and Definitions in Cartography. In 1995 this working group gained commission status within the ICA. He published a book entitled ‘Main Theoretical Issues Facing Cartography in 1993.
Tositomo Kanakubo also represented the ICA at UN Regional Cartographic Conferences for Asia and the Pacific. For his many outstanding contributions to cartography through his Executive Committee service and his work as a Commission Chair, and for his international service to ICA, Tositomo Kanakubo is awarded the ICA Honorary Fellowship.

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